Social Club Saigon Bar - review by Rusty Compass
Ho Chi Minh City | nightlife guide

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Social Club Saigon Bar

| 15 Mar 2016
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Social Club Saigon Bar
Level 23 and 24, 76 - 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Till late

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15 Mar 2016

Social Club Saigon is perched on the rooftop of the MGallery Hotel des Arts about 5 mins by cab from the city centre. The feel is more casual and cosy than some the city’s other rooftops - and since its opening late in 2015, it’s become one of Saigon’s most popular nightspots.

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The rooftop bar thing has reached saturation point in Saigon. They’re everywhere. Most of the recent openings have been flamboyant affairs - big investments in fancy fittings targeting Saigon’s look-at-me-take-selfies set.

Social Club Saigon has gone for a more simple and relaxed feel with couches, high tables and views across the city. And the city’s giving its newest rooftop a warm embrace. Big crowds of pretty locals and expats descend on weekends. It’s busy on weeknights too.

The music never gets in the way of the conversation so, as the name suggests, it’s a little more suited to socialising and conversation than some of the city’s other rooftops.

Drinks are reasonably priced for the space. And rooftop bars have the added attraction that you don’t have to suffocate in the passive smoke of your fellow revellers - as you do in many other bars around town.

Downstairs on the 23rd floor, there’s a lounge bar that looks decidedly mellow at the moment. It’s nice to know it’s there should a storm put a dampener on festivity upstairs.


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Mark Bowyer
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